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Post a Picture of any cigars you have with Plume

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The plume thread is a cracker! Well done.

I still don't know if anyone knows how/why it occurs.

But for those with examples of Plume on their cigars...can they post a Picture here and include the box date of the cigars if they have it? Perhaps even the conditions they store their cigars under....and maybe a comment if they smoke better than other same cigars (non plumed) of the same rough age?

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Hard to photograph well I've found.

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Brilliant!

Now who has a lens that can take a macro photo of the plume showing its structure?

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Brilliant!

Now who has a lens that can take a macro photo of the plume showing its structure?

... and like the ones above, it would show no more than mold. Looking through a strong magnifying glass many many examples, they show spore like furry structures and not a hint of liquid/crystallization. I'm sold on it being non existent. Its sold as being very rare... fine... of the millions of cigars produced and aged why hasnt there been more examples/actual pictures/the odd store that has one stick?

I say we should run a poll... Do you believe Plume is Mold?

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a mate of mine was boasting plume on his cigars... when i saw them they had mold spots....

plume is very rare...and usually takes some time.. not a year or so.

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Plume is extremely rare. I have seen it twice in my life. The first time was on a vintage Punch Diademas Extra that was forgotten in a wine cellar, and completely dried.

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"Note the lovely plume", said the store's owner.

So I guess I have seen it.

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At a cigar store near Rama, Ontario, A box of QDO coronas was all moldy. "Note the lovely plume", said the store's owner.

So I guess I have seen it.

Yup, heard the same at a B&M in Augusta, GA.

Picking up a Tatuaje brown label Regios from a cab, the lady said 'Look, it's in bloom!'

She was on to something. The fungus was actually blooming ;)

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Have some 70's RyJ coronas in cello with plenty. Will take a good pic with a macro lens when I get home, if I remember.

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I've also had a B&M owner claim obvious mold as plume. Seems all too commonplace.

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Brilliant!

Now who has a lens that can take a macro photo of the plume showing its structure?

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MRN

Safe bet he also has a cigar or two (thousand) with plume.

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Yep we've got a B&M store that celebrates it's mould as plume down here..

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A local shop near me had a box of aged Padrons that they said had lots of plume on them. They were quite proud of that box.

I thought it was mold, however, the worker at the shop told me it couldn't be mold because it wiped right off. It did wipe off easily and it left no trace behind once it was removed (not that I could see anyway).

It was a greenish color, very dry, scab like things. It acted like dust as it could be brushed or blown off very easily.

This was several years ago. I wasn't anywhere near educated enough to know anything about it.

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Same experience here recently. I was chatting to the lady at the local shop and she pulled out a box of CoRo. 2011 and I was pretty interested, so she opens the box to show me the "plume"..... Yeah, no thanks

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How about the florescent factor? Apparently plume is florescent under blacklight/uv while mould is not.

How then would you identity between plume or a roller's sneeze/other factors if the above is also true?

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Plume is extremely rare. I have seen it twice in my life.

Here's some PLUME for you, Frank

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In case the sarcasm was not obvious, that is mold.

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